Compare 2011 Ferrari California vs 2011 BMW M3

2011 Ferrari California
2011 BMW M3
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2-Door Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible 13 19 N/A $192,000
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
2-Door Convertible 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$51,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$192,000
$55,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3200 / month
$932 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Minicompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
75 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 34.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
NA - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
179.6 180.4
Height, Overall (in)
51.5 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x 1.34 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x 1.26 13.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 12.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19 P245/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19 P265/40ZR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3825 3726
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 4.0/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750 414 @ 8300
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000 295 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
15 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.58
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.40
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ferrari California BMW M3
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 (2010) 1

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